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Can You Get Hiv From Fingering With A Scab

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Handjob with a 3 day old scab on your finger

Am I at risk? I gave a handjob to a hiv status unknown male and some of his semen came into contract with a 3 day old scab I had. Am I at risk? ...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereAn old scab would actually provide a great barrier to any HIV infected fluid entering your body. Thus there is no risk with the situation you describe above. Take careDR W... Read more »

When to call a scab a scab ???

I have been going through some of your answers on HIV transmission through cuts where you have said... Read more »

picking a scab open, please answer

Hello Dr. Shannon,Sry for asking more than 1 time, my english is bad, Im trying to be specific and... Read more »
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South Africa: Finger-Pointing as State Runs Out of AIDS Drugs

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Testing Remains Important Amid Push for Expanded Treatment in Africa

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African Americans Should Take More Responsibility in Fight Against HIV/AIDS, National Conference Speakers Say

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Zinc Finger Gene Therapy Continues to Show Promise

For HIV-positive individuals on HAART with low CD4 T-cell counts (immune nonresponders), there are limited therapeutic options. CCR5 is one of the major co-receptors on CD4 cells which HIV uses to enter. Zinc finger nuclease (ZFN) technology... Read more »
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Fingering with cuts on fingers

Posted by Homer, 1 Reply
Hello,
Thanks for the time and effort you have been putting in to enlighten others.

I had a concern. I recently had an encounter with a HIV positive girl. As we did not have any condoms we decide to not to have penetrative sex. We did oral and I... Read more »

Blemishes and scabs- HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a low risk exsposure. I have a bunch of little neeldepoint-sized scabs all over my legs and arms, and I have many small light brown blemishes. Are these HIV symptoms? Read more »

hiv from fingering a woman?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
earlier before i fingered a woman (around 8hrs earlier i would say) i had scratch (that was bleeding)above my knuckle. it was not bleeding nor did it look like it was bleeding at the time when i was fingering the women. the next day the "scratch" is... Read more »

Fingering question

Posted by mechfab, 4 Replies
Hello,

Well here is my story. I am a married man that met a woman friend and inserted my fingers inside her vagina for a bout 10 mins., Now I checked my hand and there was no sores or cuts, scabs. This Happened May 5th. She went for her yearly exam... Read more »